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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Toothy and Worms (Dirty Bertie) by David Roberts and Alan Macdonald

Worms! - Dirty Bertie Bk. 1Meet Dirty Bertie - a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further - Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it. Join Bertie as he tries to get out of a pink party, fails to be polite for a whole day and a makes really rubbish entry into the summer fair's flower arranging competition...

Toothy! - Dirty Bertie 19Calling all Dirty Bertie fans! Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! More disgusting than ever, with crazier plans and increasingly madcap schemes, Bertie continues to delight his legions of fans who revel in his revolting ways. Join Bertie on his 19th adventure in Toothy! as he takes a reluctant trip to the dentist, tries to keep his cool on the hottest day of the year, and causes a mid-air emergency whilst flying with a very nervous Dad! Dirty Bertie is a hugely popular series created by David Roberts. With each hilarious story approximately thirty pages long and split into chapters, Dirty Bertie is ideal for reluctant boy readers or readers in search of hilarity but with a short attention span.

Dirty Bertie is a big favourite in my house. A cheeky young boy who just can't keep out of mischief. He has celebrated his tenth year in publication this year, as celebrated on this blog in 10 years of making mischief

Worms was the first chapter, story book that was released in this popular series and Toothy is one of the most recent (number 19). They are both as good as each other and when a new book is published, my son can not wait to see what Bertie gets up to!  

I think that through the whole series of books, Bertie has got up to mischief in so many different situations - like at the dentist - that a book could be found as a gift for any situation.

The books are perfect for children who are gaining confidence in reading alone but they are also great to share a chapter each story time or each night to introduce younger children to the idea of chapter books. 

Each book contains three separate stories, which are split into characters and feature the fantastic illustrations by Dave Roberts. Each illustration shows the mischief that Bertie is about to reek and are great to look out throughout the stories.

They are great for fans of Horrid Henry and also Just William. The main character is a boy but they will also be loved by girls too who like mischievous characters too.

Thank you to the publishers, Stripes Publishing, for sending me the books to review.

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